Growing up next to a stunner state like New Mexico meant weekend getaways were a common occurrence. The way our summer trips lined up this year though, I found myself on that side of the border more often than my own. Being close by, we typically road trip, which means we get to see all the in between places. Most rural New Mexico towns leave you feeling like you've been transported to an earlier time. Love it or hate it, you have to admit there's something special about places like that which are harder and harder to find these days.
One of my absolute favorite stops this year was a girls weekend at the incredible Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Farm. Now, when they say farm, they mean working farm. The menu at their restaurant, Campo, uses a lot of the ingredients they grow themselves. While the lavender is the main attraction, which they distill onsite and allow you to harvest if you feel so inclined, the pomegranate and fig trees on the property had me in full on bliss mode. This hotel isn't your typical trendy stay that has you paying big bucks while having to go hunt down coffee at 6am after sleeping in a rather uncomfortable room that, let's be honest, just looks great on the Gram. The farm suites, where we stayed, have all the amenities one might need. A small bar including a sink and wine fridge, in room organic coffee with french press, a small wood burning fireplace, as well as a private patio made our stay so comfortable that I wasn't sure I'd ever be able to leave.
Little did I know, until running into several familiar faces, that the Inn was purchased, remodeled, and expanded by a fellow Amarillo-an a few years back! The design of the newly added suites incorporate historic elements that make it seem like they've been a part of the whole operation since it's conception. I was also really impressed by how kid friendly the place was as well as the variety of travelers that had found their way there - some foreign, some local, some there for a wedding, & even a few there flying solo for a weekend of rejuvenation. If you find yourself out that way, you HAVE to book a night there, and if you're traveling from afar, an added bonus is that it's only a short taxi from the international airport. We do a lot of buying in the Albuquerque area, and I cannot wait to go back!